Latest Marac National Dataset

About the Marac National Dataset

A Marac (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) is a meeting where information is shared on victims at the highest risk of serious harm or murder as a result of domestic abuse. It is attended by representatives of local agencies such as police and health. The meetings usually take place monthly or fortnightly, and discuss an average of 16 cases at each meeting.

There are approximately 290 Maracs across the UK. Marac data is data submitted to SafeLives, by individual Maracs, on a quarterly basis. It comprises the date of meetings held within the quarter and basic information about the cases discussed at each meeting date (e.g. total number of cases, number of cases referred by a certain agency, number of cases where the victim has a disability, etc). Each quarter the data is collated and published to create the national dataset shown below.


Latest UK Marac data


Latest Quarter

12 months 01/010/2022 to 30/09/2023

Previous Quarter

12 months 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023

 Total number of Maracs who submitted data 275 273
 Number of cases seen at these Maracs 111,478 108,775
 Year-on-year change in number of cases -8% -10%
 Number of children 141,356 138,340
 Number of cases per 10,000 adult females 44 45
 % of repeat cases seen at these Maracs 32% 32%
 % of partner agency referrals to these Maracs 37% 36%


 Diversity  Latest Quarter  Previous Quarter
 % of these cases where the victim is Black, Asian or racially minoritised  16.0% 16.1%
 % of these cases where the victim is LGBT+ 1.6% 1.6%
 % of these cases where the victim has a disability 9.9% 10.0%
 % of these cases where the victim is a male 6.5% 6.5%


 Young people  Latest Quarter  Previous Quarter
 Number of cases where victims aged 16-17 1,483 1,424
 % of cases where victims aged 16-17 1.3% 1.3%
 Number aged 17 or below perpetrating abuse 1,102 1,054


Data by Police Force area, region and country (England and Wales)

A summary of Marac data by Police Force area, region and country is available annually for England and Wales. 

Download the 2022/23 data here

Download the 2021/22 data here 

Download the 2020/21 data here 

Download the 2019/20 data here 

Download the 2018/19 data here

This data can be compared with the 2017/18 dataset, which was published as part of the ONS Domestic Abuse Bulletin, available here (please note that the address for this bulletin may change in the coming months). The UK wide dataset (see section above) includes data from Maracs in Scotland and Northern Ireland, however data on these Maracs is not currently included in this annual breakdown.

Key findings and Focus on analysis

Every quarter we produce a short research brief focusing on Marac data. From Q4 2020 these documents include a key findings summary of the Marac data at a national level. Up to Q3 2022, there is a 'Focus on' analysis of one specfic aspect of Marac data. These can be found by clicking the links below:

Information for Maracs

By tracking the performance of your Marac through data collection, you can identify local strengths and challenges to ensure the safety of victims of domestic abuse from all communities. Send us your completed data form every quarter and SafeLives will send you quarterly performance data about your Marac along with national data to use as a benchmark.

By submitting your data you will also be helping SafeLives to build a national picture of Maracs. This enables us to work proactively with the national Marac steering group to address common issues at a strategic level and develop policy that supports your work.

Read our guidance for Maracs on sharing of information in relation to victims who may have insecure immigration status.

How do I submit the data?

We have launched a new platform to submit Marac data online. 

  • The new platform has new ways to submit data, to make the process simpler and more flexible for all the coordinators of around three hundred Maracs across the UK.
  • The new site automates parts of our data analysis, to save time and resources for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • It allows external and internal stakeholders to run simple reports on the data, producing easy to download tables and charts for the first time, so that they can access more detailed analysis more quickly and more easily.
  • It allows us to collect new categories of data, including more detailed data on ethnicity, households with children and older victims.

To find out more, email marac@safelives.org.uk


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